PSS/Firearms Instructor (PSS/FI) (S) (OCONUS)

Location Other-Worldwide
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Operations - All Open Positions
Regular Full-Time


SOC is a trusted global provider of mission solutions with a history of assuring safe and effective operations for U.S. Government and commercial customers. SOC provides a guarantee of discrete and effective service so that customers can do their best work. We employ over 5,000 professionals engaged in the delivery of mission critical safeguards and security, facility management and operations, engineering, explosive ordnance storage and disposal, and international logistics and life support services. Our customers include the U.S. Departments of State, Energy, and Defense, Fortune 500 companies, and non-governmental organizations.


  • The primary function of the PSS/FI is to provide protective security operations. The secondary function of the PSS/FI is to supervise weapons re-qualification training in overseas locations.
  • Perform day-to-day personal protective security functions.
  • Drive the lead vehicle, principal’s vehicle, follow-vehicle, and/or acting as response agent whenever required in motorcade or similar operations.
  • Maintains assigned protective formation position during principal’s walking movements.
  • Participates in advance security preparations.
  • Mans the security post at the principal’s residence or mans the command post, or other static post as required.
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts weapons re-qualification training.
  • Ensures that all equipment, weapons, ammunition, and materials are on-hand for training.
  • Other administrative tasks as necessary to support firearms range operations.
  • A bio approved SL is authorized to permanently fill the position / labor category of the Protective Security Specialist (PSS) in case of shortages with the approval of the CO or COR.


  • Must be a US citizen.
  • US Passport and US State Driver's License required
  • Must possess a minimum of three (3) years of applicable experience.
    • A minimum of one (1) year of this experience must include experience in protective security assignments (Must meet PSS requirements).
      • Experience may be gained in the employ of any national, state, provincial, local, or commercial entities providing armed high threat protective services that require skills similar to those identified in the PSS training course
  • Must possess a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a full-time equivalent (FTE) firearms instructor on other US federal, state, or local government training assignments.

Upon bio approval, and before beginning work on the contract, the PSS/FI shall:

  • Attend and successfully complete the PSS training course
    • Qualify with the Glock-19, M4, M203, M240, M249, and Remington 870 shotgun, re-qualifying as required by the task order.
  • Attend and successfully complete the DS Basic Field Firearms Officer Course.
  • The PSS/FI must be able to obtain and maintain a personnel security clearance as identified in the task order.
  • Complete the WPS Physical Readiness Test at the 65% performance level, and maintain that fitness level for the duration of his/her service on the task order. 
  • Possess no impediments to traveling overseas to and within countries that are considered dangerous or unhealthy in general, or to the country or countries assigned in the applicable task order in specific.


EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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